The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The word COLORS is written in an explosive, rainbow font, depicting a theme similar to graffiti.


Delving into the colors of the rainbow

Homemade Hipster: French macarons

Justin E Kim May 17, 2022
An easy yet tasty snack to entertain your appetite
Jude Law and Dan Fogler as Albus Dumbledore and Jacob Kowalski respectively in Secrets of Dumbledore. Photo | Warner Bros.

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ is a spectacular mess

Justin E Kim April 20, 2022
The success of Harry Potter glooms down on a film that flounders to stand by itself
Photo by Justin Kim

Homemade Hipster: Caprese salad

Justin E Kim April 6, 2022
How to prepare a tantalizing umami dish to brighten your day
Korean Clubs Dance Crew performs a circular pose from K-pop group TWICEs What is Love in MVHSs Duo Rally. Photo by Krish Dev

What’s in store for KCDC?

Justin E Kim and Minjae Kang March 3, 2022
Korean Club’s Dance Crew explains the motivations and challenges behind their performances
The Book of Boba Fett features a number of familiar characters from other Star Wars media. Poster | Disney+

‘The Book of Boba Fett’ fails to carve out an unique identity

Justin E Kim February 14, 2022
The Star Wars series struggles to define the titular character amid an incoherent plot
From left to right: YNR Sway, Ethanerino, Arune Sarma. Graphic by Aditya Shukla | El Estoque

Rapping provides escape

Aditya Shukla and Justin E Kim February 13, 2022
A look into the FUHSD rapping scene
The Sounds of MVHS

The Sounds of MVHS

In this package, El Estoque's Arts & Entertainment Section uncovers the quotidian sounds that fill the rooms of MVHS and define unique memories, whether it be the laughter that traverses classrooms...

MVHS teachers utilize classroom playlists as a medium to make the learning environment more comfortable. Graphic by Justin Kim

Breaking down classroom playlists

Justin E Kim, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 1, 2022
Teachers explain the philosophy behind listening to music with their students
Senior Claire Yang experiments with different types of art, from charcoal still lifes to digital drawings.

Choosing artistic and hands-on electives

Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 22, 2022
Exploring the creative courses that students take at MVHS

Roti and paneer

December 10, 2021

he classic Indian platter of plain or buttered roti with a touch of ghee and saag paneer is what senior Shalini Krish finds to be her two favorite winter consumables. Despite their non-Christian...

Hot pot

December 10, 2021

amb. Pork. Beef. Fishcakes. Tofu. Meatballs. Sausages. Vermicelli. These components are all options in senior Edgar Tsai’s favorite winter food, hot pot, and he has relished the variety of taste...

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